Furutakiya is a Ryokan ( Classic and traditional style hotel with hot springs) that is located in Iwaki, Fukushima in Japan.
This hotels been operating here in Iwaki for over 300 years! This is one of the most historical place to stay while you are visiting Iwaki.
The hot springs in this area also have a very long history.
People have found this hot springs over 1300 years ago, and it is actually one of the oldest hot springs in Japan.
The current owner of this onsen, Yoshio Satomi is the 16th president of this company.
He also loves traveling the world, and he is very passionated about welcoming people from all of the world to Iwaki, and of course, to this onsen.
Once, I worked with Furutakiya on “Iwaki 300 years message” project in 2018.
Satomi asked me to photograph Yumoto, Iwaki as it is now to show people who will be living in 300 years time as a message.
To see more detail about this project, please click here.
You can also see some of the photos that I took for this project on the ground floor of the hotel.
There are another photography of New Zealand are showcased on the 6th floor.
My photo book is also available to purchase on the ground floor for the guests and visitors.